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Just another big box retailer that puts hourly co-workers first; your screwed if you are a manager.

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Former Employee - Logistics  in  Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Logistics in Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at IKEA full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Benefits, PTO, employee discount, don't have to buy work clothes. If there is good store management the place can be fun to work at. If not, it is a living nightmare.

Cons

Steering group and corporate office that has no clue as to what goes on in the store. They manage from a desk and will always be in meetings. They create work groups just to be in more meetings and avoid the co-workers and managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop sitting at your desk or in meetings and see what is going on in the store.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    No room for promotions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IKEA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    tuition assents, friendly work environment, and yearly holiday presents.

    Cons

    When they bring in mangers who have never worked for an IKEA they don't understand the IKEA culture. Its seems that some upper management hire female mangers based on what they look like and not there qualifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very European style in their excellent treatment of employees

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Living Rooms  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Living Rooms in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at IKEA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Oustanding health, dental, and vision benefits for part-timers.
    Great discounts on meals and merchandise.
    Flexible with requests for time off.
    Super clean and positive work enviornment.
    Free and comfy attire/uniforms
    Good chance to advance in your career
    Lots of areas in the store to move to if you want to try new jobs

    Cons

    Very team oriented -- great if you love to "sing" the IKEA song.
    Not great pay.
    Unbelievable old fashioned with regard to computer IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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